Krystal Sophia Plonski, LAc EAMP, ND, FABNP

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Krystal Sophia Plonski, LAc EAMP, ND, FABNP

Specialties

  • Children's Title: Acupuncturist
  • On Staff Since: August 2021
"My philosophy of medicine is deeply rooted in the intersection of conventional pediatric standard of care and evidence-based integrative therapeutics."
  • Biography

    Dr. Krystal Plonski, ND, LAc, EAMP, FABNP is a pediatric Naturopathic Physician and Acupuncturist in Seattle, WA.

    Dr. Plonski graduated with her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program from Bastyr University in 2014. Following graduation, Dr. Plonski completed a 2 year accredited CNME Naturopathic pediatric residency in Kirkland, WA in 2016.  She has also worked in a private group practice providing Naturopathic pediatric primary care and has served as an adjunctive teacher for proctoring pediatric wellness exams and lecturing on the CDC pediatric vaccination schedule for Naturopathic medical students at Bastyr University. She is certified in Shonishin acupuncture, a type of Japanese pediatric cutaneous and non-insertive acupuncture. She is currently implementing this, as well as other acupuncture skill sets, at Seattle Children’s Hospital Pain Medicine Department as a pediatric inpatient pain acupuncturist.

    Dr. Plonski has earned the title Fellow to the American Board of Naturopathic Pediatrics (FABNP). She has served on the Washington State Board of Health's Newborn Screening Technical Advisory Committee  in 2019, 2021, 2022, and 2023 for consideration and addition of new screening tests to the state newborn panel. She frequently lectures on the use of pediatric acupuncture and the CDC Pediatric Vaccination Schedule to various types of healthcare providers and medical students.  

    Dr. Plonski is an active member of the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP), the Washington East Asian Medical Association (WEAMA), the Naturopathic Academy of Primary Care Physicians (NAPCP), the Integrative Medicine Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), recently completed a 2-year term as Vice President as well as remains as an active member of the North American Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PedANP), and now serves on the FABNP applicant review board for NDs looking for Naturopathic pediatric board certification. 

    Board Certification(s)

    Naturopath
    Acupuncture

    Education

    Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA

    Residency

    Cascade Natural Medicine, Kirkland, WA

    Clinical Interests

    Dr. Plonski's clinical interests include integative pediatric medicine, research in integrative pediatric medicine, pediatric acupuncture, research in pediatric acupuncture, acupuncture for sickle cell related pain conditions, public health initiatives and guidelines for practitioners, and vaccination efforts to protect communities at large.

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